2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Pros: Striking styling; impressive performance from both V6 and V8 models; truly upscale character

Cons: Stingy trunk space; weighs a bit more than some competitors; adding optional equipment pumps up the already steep base prices

CG Says: For 2017, the F-Type lineup expands to include a new entry-level model and a top-line SVR model. The new base model gives up some standard equipment in exchange for lower starting prices, and a new Premium model essentially preserves the standard-equipment level of last year’s base model. Jaguar claims the high-performance SVR has a top speed of 200 mph and is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Convertibles now have slightly more trunk room. The F-Type is a front-engine, rear- or all-wheel drive coupe and convertible that is smaller and less expensive than the discontinued Jaguar XK. The base V6 F-Types use a supercharged 340-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 powerplant. V6 S models get a 380-horsepower variant of the supercharged 3.0-liter engine. The R model has a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 V8, while the SVR has a 575-hp version of that engine. Both R and SVR have all-wheel drive. Competitive vehicles include the BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette, and Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The F-Type is a true sports car that revives the spirit of the classic Jaguar coupes and roadsters of the 1960s. The S is probably the best value, with most of the performance of the R and similar handling. Those shopping for an upscale sports car should add the F-Type to their list.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jaguar
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Coupe: $61,400
Convertible: $65,400
Premium Coupe: $66,800
Premium Convertible: $69,900
S Coupe: $79,100
AWD S Coupe: $86,600
S Convertible: $82,200
AWD S Convertible: $89,700
S British Design Edition Coupe: $92,100
AWD S British Design Edition Coupe: $98,100
S British Design Edition Convertible: $95,200
AWD S British Design Edition Convertible: $101,200
AWD R Coupe: $105,400
AWD R Convertible: $108,250
AWD SVR Coupe: $125,950
AWD SVR Convertible: $128,800

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340 (380 in S models)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-28

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
550 (575 in SVR models)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23